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take to the hustings

To campaign, with an emphasis on delivering political speeches. A "hustings" was the platform on which candidates were nominated to British Parliament through the mid-19th century. If you want to be voted onto city council, you need to take to the hustings and talk to the people.
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HUSTINGS Richard Leonard won the day as Sarwar, right, was made to look weak
When I ran for the Labour leadership in Wales, in what seems the dim and distant past but is actually only 12 years ago, my campaign team and I wanted half-a-dozen hustings around Wales.
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Labour memberDavid Keeton, who was at the hustings, said: "My initial reaction was shock, then abhorrence.
THE FUW's election season continues this month with member hustings in Dolgellau, Mold, Denbigh, Builth Wells and Gwalchmai.
I AM not aware of any hustings held in the various wards in Cardiff, prior to the Cardiff County Council elections other than the one organised by the Llandaff Society, for Llandaff.
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THE race for the Tory leadership took a bitter new twist as Justice Secretary Michael Gove was confronted at election hustings about a text apparently from his campaign team to supporters of Theresa May which appears to urge them to vote tactically to block Andrea Leadsom from reaching the final two.
AHEAD of May's Assembly election a hustings about the future of arts and the creative industries will be held in Cardiff.